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Will the first crewed SpaceX flight lead to the death of a crew member?

It was previously asked whether or not SpaceX's first crewed flight would take place in 2018, yet a more interesting question in the scheme of things would be whether or not that first flight goes terribly wrong.

Even if SpaceX's first crewed flight is delayed by one or two years, that will probably not have all to great an impact on the company's chance of surviving and achieving its long-term goal of building a city on Mars. The death of a crew member in a test flight on the other hand would have a much more devastating effect and may lead to the de facto shutdown of SpaceX.

Therefore, it is asked:Will SpaceX's first crewed flight (presumably a test flight for Dragon V2) lead to the death of a crew member?

Resolution time has been set to January 1st 2020. It is hoped the first flight will have taken place by then and hopefully the question can be resolved even earlier, should the test take place in 2018. Should SpaceX not attempt to launch anybody into space by 2025, the question shall resolve ambiguous.


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